Wes inherited an entrepreneurial spirit from his parents and it informs his approach to design and development.

At their heart, designers and entrepreneurs share a common goal — to solve problems. Design is his medium and development his tool to channel those entrepreneurial energies. He thinks it’s hard to call it work when he gets to practice his passion every day.

In his free time, Wes loves waiting for the Chicago Cubs to win the World Series, playing with his two puppies, Penny and Ruby, and occasionally getting his hands dirty doing woodworking projects and digging around in his garden.

Design is a fluid process. It’s the distinction between big ideas and hypotheses. Test your hypotheses to validate your ideas and learn from your audience. You may find that you have to scrap your big ideas, but you will always eventually give your audience a meaningful experience.

Wes’s inspiration

  1. Fast Company
  2. Business Insider
  3. stackoverflow
  1. FiveThirtyEight
  2. Bauhaus Archive

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